Teachers’ Opinions on the Attending of the Hearing-Impaired Students in the Inclusion Environment and the Resource Room Services
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Keywords:Students with hearing loss, cochlear implant, inclusion, support education service, classroom/branch teachers
Examine the perspectives of teachers on inclusive practices is important in terms of plannig and implementing the support services. The purpose of this research is to examine the opinions of classroom and branch teachers who have hearing loss students in their classrooms on mainstreaming practices and support services. Phenomenology model was used in the study. A focus group discussion was held. The participants of the research are 6 teachers working in a primary and secondary school. The themes of the research; (a)views on the physical environment and the number of students, (b)views on the components of the support education service, (c)views on the performances of students with hearing loss in the inclusive environment. Participants stated they that observed improvements in the social adaptation and academic skills of students with hearing loss in the inclusive environment. As a results, it can be said that planning support education systematically and in accordance with student needs, presenting it by field specialist teachers, informing classroom/branch teachers about students with hearing loss and establishing cooperation with support education teachers have an important place on the development of academic and social skills.
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